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PB,

You have not studied the architectual diagrams and history of the vessel. It is not a bow sprit. It is a mast. Let me give you the history lesson:

In the early 1800s the skippers of the Macgregors placed their masts off the front of the boat such that when the vessel climbed up an extremely steep wave, they could thrown out another head sail from the Bow-Mast and make extra headway. This mast is often mistaken by less knowledgeable sailors as a bow sprit. It is a commong missconception amongst the confused and ignorant.

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Oh yeah, and Rfagu, just in case you are still there and have not quit sailnet completely,

No, the j30 is not a good choice for a cruiser... a bruiser, maybe, not a cruiser.
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Thanks for your reply. I was having some doubt about the j30.You guys are correct I am trying on converting a race boat into a cruiser use to own a Dufour 42 , 1978. Great boat under heavy weather but in mile wind kind of slow. I am wiling to pay on a new boat around 20k to 30k. What boat you suggest fast cruiser.
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the one with the longest water line you can find for that amount.

there is no substitute for cubic inches
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Rfagu,

I really don't see you getting a real performance cruiser at that price. Maybe an old first series (Bene) or a catalina. Can you get an od 36 for that (Catalina)? I have not looked. Others may know better.

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I'd have to agree with you. In my mind "performance cruiser" requires a good set of sails on the boat, not the ten year old bedsheets commonly found in that price range. (Simply because good sails cost money, darn it!)
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I know that for that amount is going to be hard. I am going to jump to the 80 to 100 k league. But a I going to have to wait a year more or less. Until these I will envy all of you. I will have to saty on shore with my feets dry until then.
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I would make a terrible mistake geting a j30 that I would not be satified.
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You are MUCH better off getting into that price range and buying a boat that will actually cost you less in the long run, keep you safer, and make you more comfortable. Don't go buy a slug. A motosailor is not for you. But forget this whole I want to go fast in my cruising boat idea. I have been there. Just enjoy the scenery and haul a dink behind you that you can haul out on. It is so damned shallow over there anyways you will have a lot more fun.

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Catalina, Beneteau, Jeauneau. Good boats. Cheap. All three will serve you well for that use.
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Sunsail are seling a few jeauneau 36, 2002 for a very good price under 80k.Would you buy a boat that has been charter? I think that for the correct sum of money I will.
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